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Kabocha Squash & Chocolate Pound Cake

Kabocha Squash & Chocolate Pound Cake

Kabocha squash and the sweetness of the chocolate are extremely delicious! It's about 174 kcal per slice when it's sliced into 12 portions.

Ingredients: 1 pound cake pan

Cake flour
100 g
Unsalted butter
100 g
Granulated sugar
80 g
Eggs
2
Baking powder
3 g
Kabocha squash
200 g (excluding skin and seeds)
Milk chocolate
60 g
Pumpkin seeds
as topping if you like

Steps

1. Combine the cake flour and baking powder, and sift together. Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature.
2. Peel the kabocha squash and remove seeds, then chop into very small pieces. Microwave for 2 minutes several times, and mash with a rolling pin.
3. Repeat this until the kabocha squash becomes soft. I did it 4 times.
4. Finely chop the chocolate.
5. Place the butter in a bowl, and mix with a whisk. Add the granulated sugar into 2 batches, and mix.
6. Add the eggs one by one and mix well.
7. Add the mashed kabocha squash and mix some more.
8. Add the cake flour and whisk until the batter is no longer floury.
9. Add the chocolate and blend until the mixture is no longer floury. *Don't mix too much.
10. It should look like this.
11. Grease the pan with margarine or butter, and pour the mixture into the pan. Drop it onto the table to remove air bubbles.
12. Bake in the oven for 28 minutes at 180°C. (Please check the colour.)
13. And you're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

It's almost Halloween, so I decided to bake a pound cake with kabocha squash.